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The Last Hours of Memory by Daniel Maidman, Oil on Canvas 30x40
 
INCARNATION
 
DANIEL MAIDMAN
 
Solo Exhibition
November 14 - December 2, 2016
 
Opening Reception
Thursday, November 17, 6:00-9:00pm
 
Meet Daniel @ Opening Reception
Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm
 
Dacia Gallery is proud to present “Incarnation,” a new body of figurative paintings by Daniel Maidman. In these pieces, Maidman tackles the problem of the surface. Abandoning his earlier smooth, blended technique, he builds rich, choppy impastos on rough canvases. In doing so, he loses the ability to control his image, but he gains an urgent vitality. His figures become embodied – incarnated. They push out of the picture plane into the tactile space of the viewer, engaging them not only intellectually, but physically.
 
ARTIST BIO
Daniel Maidman is best known for his vivid depiction of the figure. His drawings and oil paintings apply a mastery of classical technique to catching the thoroughly modern personalities of his subjects. His work as an artist and writer is helping to spearhead the renormalization of figurative art in American art culture. Maidman’s drawings and paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Long Beach Museum of Art. His art and writing on art have been featured in ARTnews, Forbes, W, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, American Art Collector, International Artist, PoetsArtists, and Manifest. He blogs for The Huffington Post. He lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York.
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
I’ve worked very hard on rendering and anatomy and the long checklist of technical elements over time, but if I bring anything special to drawing and painting people, I hope it’s that my people have a breath of life to them. I want them to read not just as general Humanity, but also as themselves. Each person happens once. I’m chasing after what makes them unique in my work.
 
 
Daniel Maidman Painting Leah
 
 
 
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